|They Had to See Paris|
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Produced by||William Fox|
|Written by||Owen Davis|
|Story by||Sonya Levien|
|Based on||They Had to See Paris|
by Homer Croy
|Starring|| Will Rogers |
|Music by||George Lipschultz (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Margaret Clancey (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
They Had to See Paris is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Will Rogers, Irene Rich, and Marguerite Churchill. The screenplay concerns a wealthy American oil tycoon who travels to Paris with his family at his wife's request, despite the fact he hates the French.
Rogers starred in a similar film the following year, So This Is London with the location switched to London. Rogers and Rich reprised their roles in Down to Earth (1932) which depicts the return of the Peters family to Depression-hit America.[ citation needed ]
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